KARNATAKA

Now, Congress team to meet President

Strategy session: KPCC president R.V. Deshpande and Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah at the party's core committee meeting in Bangalore on Wednesday. — Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Strategy session: KPCC president R.V. Deshpande and Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah at the party's core committee meeting in Bangalore on Wednesday. — Photo: K. Murali Kumar  

A CLP delegation will request Pratibha Patil not to give assent to the anti-cattle slaughter Bill

President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee R.V. Deshpande has said that the office of the President had confirmed the appointment given to the KPCC, which would be taking a delegation of the members of the Congress Legislature Party, led by Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly, Siddaramaiah for presenting a memorandum to Pratibha Patil on August 16 requesting her not to give assent to the anti-cattle slaughter Bill.

Addressing a press conference, he said Congress leaders would explain to Ms. Patil that the legislative measure would force closure of the leather industry in the State and people of the minority community would also be affected.

Meeting

He said that senior leaders such as Mr. Siddaramaiah, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council Motamma, the former Chief Minister S. Bangarappa, the former Union Ministers C.K. Jaffer Sharief and M.V. Rajasekharan attended the core committee meeting of the KPCC convened here on Wednesday.

The meeting discussed the ways of maintaining the tempo generated by the recent padayatra and the rally in Bellary.

Mr. Deshpande and KPCC working president also briefed about the visit of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to the State on Friday and Saturday.

Mr. Shivakumar said that the State unit of NSUI had introduced a new concept of holding elections to the students' union.

The practice of nominations had been given the go-by. Mr. Shivakumar said that party leaders, appointed for holding elections for the students' union have started their work.

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